Fio is a company that exists to create a seismic shift in the arts and cultural sector in Wales. Founded in 2016 and based in Cardiff, they are a Theatre Company that supports the Global Majority of people of all ages, to shape culture in Wales. They do this by providing pathways and opportunities to develop, create and experience exciting arts and theatre. Removing barriers and representing contemporary and diverse Welsh culture for inclusive visions of the future.
They recently partnered with the Wales Millennium Centre to launch Arise - Wales Creatives, a year-long paid artist development programme focused on supporting the next generation of early-career creatives of all ages from or based across Wales. There is currently a lack of diverse representation in theatre and arts. This programme is here to change that.
They are supporting ten directors and ten producers to take the next steps in their careers.
I am happy to announce that I have joined the Arise Wales Cohort as one of their Ten Producers who are learning about the world of Theatre and Live Performance Production.